Fans of British rockers The Rolling Stones will have a chance to be immersed in the history of the band and its influence on fashion, film, art, and more during an upcoming monumental exhibit.

Exhibitionism, an engaging display on The Rolling Stones, opens in Chicago on April 15. On Thursday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the debut of the exhibit at Chicago's Navy Pier, where 500 items related to the legendary band will be displayed through July 30.

"It's full circle that this exhibit is coming to Chicago given the importance Chicago plays in the history of the Rolling Stones," Mayor Emanuel said. The Stones were influenced by many musicians from Chicago's rich blues scene.

Chicago is only the second U.S. city to feature Exhibitionism. It made its U.S. premiere in New York City, where it runs through March 12, before heading to the Windy City. The exhibit officially premiered in April of 2016 in London.

"This is a great exhibit. I'm happy it's going to be in Chicago and happy it's going to be at Navy Pier," Mayor Emanuel said.

He added, as a city, the tourism count recently hit 54 million.

"I've set a goal to (bring) 55 million visitors to Chicago," Mayor Emanuel said, adding  the Stones exhibit will surely draw enthusiastic music lovers and fans to the Windy City.

In Exhibitionism, visitors will see a variety of items including clothing, instruments, handwritten lyric books, works of art, film and photos, an interactive recording studio, and much more. There will also be a 3D concert experience.

FYI: Tickets for Exhibitionism's Chicago debut go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Feb. 24. For tickets, visit There will be an exclusive Early Bird Offer of a 25 percent discount on limited edition commemorative VIP tickets through Feb. 21 only. Exhibitionism will be displayed April 15 through July 30 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall, 600 E Grand, Chicago.


Eloise writes about food and entertainment for The Times, subjects she has covered for over two decades in and around the Region. She was the youngest of eight children in a Chicago household filled with fantastic cooks and artists.